Staff Pick: Small Wars, Faraway Places: Global Insurrection and the Making of the Modern World, 1945-1965

Reviews editor Everett Jones recommends Michael Burleigh’s lengthy, speedy account of two decades of imperialist 'little wars' Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-07-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: 'Ghetto: The Invention of a Place, the History of an Idea' by Mitchell Duneier

Reviews editor Alex Crowley recommends 'Ghetto: The Invention of a Place, the History of an Idea' by Mitchell Duneiera, a history of how the study of what came to be known as “the ghetto” in large part created the phenomenon itself. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-04-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World

Reviews editor Alex Crowley recommends The Invention of Nature, a biography of Alexander von Humboldt one of the most influence naturalists in history. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-08-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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FutureBook Hack: "You can make the world a better place"

Hackers at the first ever FutureBook Hack need to come up with ideas that will work in the real... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-06-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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A Small World: The Global E-Book Market Expands

The rise of easy-to-use ebook publishing platforms that distribute globally, the inherent speed of digital publishing, and the low cost and ever-rising demand for ebooks in both the developing world, as well as from developed but remote economies like Australia, offer the potential of vibrant... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2012-11-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Walker to publish Michael Rosen's family tale of the Second World War

Walker Books will publish Michael Rosen’s The Missing; The True Story of my Family in World War Two in January 2020. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-26 17:56:29 UTC ]
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Around the World in 8 Books: 2020 Global Historical Fiction

Look forward to a trip around the world, and back in time, while learning the history of far flung places with these 2020 global historical fiction reads. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-11-14 11:32:10 UTC ]
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Jamaica: A Small Nation With an Outsize Global Influence

Orlando Patterson’s “The Confounding Island” is a sociologist’s analysis of his birthplace as well as a personal memoir of affection and failure. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2019-11-13 19:00:09 UTC ]
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Alex Dimitrov and Dorothea Lasky, a.k.a. the Astro Poets, are here to make sense of modern life

The Twitter personalities discuss their new book and making astrology — as well as poetry — accessible. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-11-11 19:14:40 UTC ]
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HarperCollins snaps up Gaynor's Second World War novel

HarperCollins has snapped up The Kingfisher Patrol, a new novel from Hazel Gaynor set in Japanese-occupied China during the Second World War. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-06 00:37:34 UTC ]
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In World War II, serving Jesus while spying for the United States

Matthew Avery Sutton tells the stories of four missionaries who worked in the OSS. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-10-24 12:24:33 UTC ]
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HarperCollins signs World War Two novel

HarperCollins has snapped up a World War Two novel "full of friendship and hope" by Christopher de Vinck, that was inspired by the essayist's family.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-24 00:58:20 UTC ]
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In ‘Surfacing,’ Kathleen Jamie ponders the natural world and our place in it

The poet and essayist recalls visiting two archaeological sites where “the past can spill out of the earth, become the present.” Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-10-03 16:54:28 UTC ]
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Halls, Horowitz and Braithwaite make Richard and Judy Book Club picks

Books by Stacey Halls, Anthony Horowitz and Oyinkan Braithwaite are among the six novels in this autumn’s picks for the Richard and Judy Book Club. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-24 04:30:56 UTC ]
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Three plucky sisters refuse to accept their place in the world in Amy Stewart’s new novel

As the world verges on World War I, the battle of the sexes rages in “Kopp Sisters on the March.” Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-09-16 14:00:00 UTC ]
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The (Surprisingly) Small World of Bookselling (shelftalker)

A bookseller says goodbye to a colleague and reflects on the ways industry relationships come back around. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-09-13 11:00:53 UTC ]
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“Dear House, Don’t Burn”: On Svetlana Alexievich’s “Last Witnesses: An Oral History of the Children of World War II”

I FIRST HEARD ABOUT Svetlana Alexievich from a friend in my writing group who was reading the Belarusian author’s Zinky Boys: Soviet Voices from the Afghanistan War (1990, trans. 1992), a book based on hundreds of interviews with those who lost their sons in Afghanistan. The title of the book... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

[ Los Angeles Review of Books | 2019-09-02 12:30:01 UTC ]
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This Cookbook from 1942 Is a Textbook for Making a Better World

My stove and I have been at odds for some time now. Beautiful and wasteful, it is the kind that is ubiquitous in Los Angeles kitchens of a certain vintage and which has chrome fins like a muscle car. And like those muscle cars, it is a gas guzzler. Aside from the standard four burners, […] The... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2019-08-29 11:00:20 UTC ]
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Horrors of World War II, through children’s eyes

Svetlana Alexievich collects the memories of those who witnessed tragedy at a young age. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-08-16 12:33:20 UTC ]
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The female spies who helped liberate World War II France

Sarah Rose recounts the bravery and sacrifices of 39 British women in the lead-up to D-Day. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-08-09 15:34:06 UTC ]
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